Bomer, who recently appeared on Broadway in Boys in the Band, will play “a smooth-talking, self-satisfied TV news anchor,” who is a love interest for Will, according to NBC. Rippon will also pop up in the episode, as will Minnie Driver, who returns to her role as Karen’s shady nemesis, Lorraine Finster.
Bomer posted a selfie with Rippon, who will also be a judge on Dancing with the Stars Juniors in October.
David Schwimmer, Alec Baldwin, Chelsea Handler, Jon Cryer, and Mary McCormack will also be Will & Grace guest stars in Season Two. The series revival is currently nominated for five Emmy Awards.
Earlier this month, Debra Messing told the Hollywood Foreign Press Association that fans should expect “big changes” when the show returns.
“Grace is getting a love interest, which I’m looking very forward to,” she teased “Karen is getting divorced, Will is changing jobs and Jack is getting married… big sweeping changes, so that means there’s going to be all kinds of new things to play with and joke about.”
Messing, an outspoken progressive, added how happy she’s been that Will and Grace has been able to tackle political and social issues since returning.
“It became apparent that the show was politically and socially relevant in a way that surprised all of us, and it was a source of enormous pride for me,” she says. “We tried to use our platform on that show to pass gay marriage when it was on, but it didn’t work… so years later when Vice President Biden said that he supported gay marriage and he felt that Will and Grace did more for the cause than anything else in society… other than the birth of my child that was the proudest moment of my life.”
The next season of Will and Grace premieres October 4 at 9pm on NBC.